Traveler Spinning Wheel
The Ashford Traveler is a more compact wheel, easy to transport, and includes a double treadle. This lightweight, compact castle wheel (castle wheels are distinguished by the flyer being positioned above the wheel, these spinning wheels take up less floor space than other types of wheels) will spin fine to medium yarn using the 4 drive ratios and bulky yarn with the optional jumbo flyer (not included in the wheel kit - contact the shop if you'd like to add this to your order).
The Ashford Traveler is easy to start with double treadles that are hinged to allow a comfortable heel-toe action. Ball bearings make treadling oh-so-smooth and effortless. The separate drive band and bobbin brake adjustment is easy to understand and simple to operate. Included with your Ashford Traveler are four bobbins (that are quick and easy to change!) as well as a built-in lazy kate, threading hook, and double treadles. The separate drive band and bobbin brake adjustment is easy to understand and simple to operate.
Wheels weigh approximately 15 lbs. with an 18" wheel and are made from New Zealand Silver Beech. The Lacquered option is finished with a clear varnish and the Natural has no varnish. Assembly is required. For the Double Drive the rations are 6, 8, and 10.5:1 (13:1 bobbin lead).
Ashford equipment that we do not keep in-stock in-shop ships to the Wild Hand shop for Local Pick-up (FREE) or directly to your home ($22 for orders over $100 and $27 for orders under $100). Shipping usually takes less than 5 business days from the time the order is fulfilled. If you order other non-Ashford items in the same order those will ship (or be available for pick-up) separately and on our usual shipping schedule.
Founded in 1934, Ashford Handicrafts is a New Zealand-based manufacturer of high quality spinning wheels, weaving looms, and textile equipment. Ashford uses only the finest native New Zealand Silver Beech hardwood sourced from sustainably-managed forests with Forest Stewardship Council approval. Ashford has produced over 800,000 wheels and looms over the past 85 years!